Ladakh, the scenic beauty
The enticing city of Leh Ladakh is filled with exciting ventures to quench the thirst of all the wanderlusts and adventure seekers. From the picturesque mountains to the meandering rivers, lush greenery and the adventure sports like paragliding, mountaineering, trekking, river rafting, camel safari, etc., the city is well-suited to excite the tourists aboard to the core. Most of the tourists also travel to Ladakh for scaling its rugged landscapes on foot and jeep.
Leh Ladakh is blessed by high altitude ranges, massive lakes, scenic trails, deep valleys and high passes. The cold desert is also blessed with a plethora of wildlife ranging from Ak or Wild Ox, the Great Tibetan Sheep, Urial (the Smallest Sheep), Bharal or Blue Sheep, Ibex and snow leopard, etc.
Adventure sports in Ladakh
‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, they say. Sports are an integral part of every nation and India, with its unity and diversity supports all types of the sports played in its 29 offspring lands.
The most popular sport in Ladakh is ice hockey, which is played only on natural ice generally during mid-December and through mid-February. Cricket is also a very popular outdoor sport in Leh Ladakh and Archery is another traditional sport in Ladakh, and many villages hold archery festivals which are as much about traditional dancing, drinking and gambling as about the sport.
Now, talking about the adventure sports in Leh Ladakh, they city brings for its tourists several fun experiences. Let’s talk about them in detail:
- Jeep safari:
It is one of the most enjoyed adventure sport in Ladakh. The vivid landscape and rugged terrains of Ladakh makes it difficult to travel to the extreme corners and it is where jeep safaris help you to bargain a bit into a lifetime journey. Jeep Safari tours help you to explore the vibrant landscapes like the Nubra valley, Zanskar valley, Pangong Lake and Tsomoriri Lake etc. and nowadays, a lot of online sites have also started providing ladakh jeep safari tour packages at affordable costs owing to its increase in demand.
- Trekking in Ladakh:
Trekking is one of the most famous activities in Ladakh owing to the city’s picturesque beauty, rugged mountains scenes, lush greenery and scaling high passes. The sport lets you explore the most remote areas of the city with sheer excitement of flying high in the air. The most prominent routes to enjoy trekking in Ladakh are Nubra valley trek, Stok kangri trek, Indus valley trek, markha valley trek and most famous trek in all of them is chadar trek.
- Camel Safari:
Camel safari is one of the most unforgettable experiences in Leh Ladakh trip. Riding on a double humped camel (Bactrian Camel) and climbing the beautiful landscapes of the high altitude desert is gradually becoming the most liked sport of the tourists. The Bactrian camels being used for transportation purposes by Central Asians to explore trade have emerged as the hot favorites for tourists.
- River Rafting:
River Rafting is another famous adventurous sport in Ladakh. Indus River rafting and Zanskar River rafting are most famous river rafting points in Leh Ladakh. It takes you through the picturesque landscape of the city and helps in traversing through the deep waters amidst deep canyons and soaring snow-covered peaks.
Ladakh is indeed a vivid land that showcases diversity in all aspects and proves to the best tourist destination in all over India.